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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Forteo subcutaneous.

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
12/16/2015 2:28:49 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After having multiple breaks in most vertebrae due to severe osteoporosis (after early menopause at 40), I was given Forteo and have been taking for 11 months. HAS WORKED AND NO SIDE EFFECTS! This replaced pain meds, routine injections into spine which had risks, PT expense limited by insurance. It was clear to multiple doctors I would continue to lose bone mass and I am only 50. Medications cou ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/20/2015 1:29:27 PM

Reviewer: Margarita, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 1

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My problem with taking Forteo are: 1.increasing my blood sugar levels. 2.Unusual tiredness and body ache. 3.Risk of getting bone cancer. 4.Paying $350.00 co-pay. 5.Taking the amount of money allotted by medicare. Today the pharmacy told me that I have to pay for all brands because I completed with all my medicare drugs money!

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/31/2015 9:22:27 AM

Reviewer: Beverly, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

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Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After six months started to have intermittent pain in left temple and other areas of head. Stopped Forteo for six months symptoms got better. Dr. claimed it was not the Forteo so started the Forteo again. The head pains have returned and stopping it for good. After the one year I did have a 13% increase in bone in my spine and a slight decrease in one hip.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/16/2015 1:54:06 PM

Reviewer: Dementia?, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started forteo and had increased urination after dosage. Some brain fog. After a year 11 percent increase in bone density of spine. Mild decrease in one hip. Now I am having terrible insomnia headaches with numbness on top of my head. Memory issues. Drs don't attribute this to the drug .going to see a neurologist.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
7/24/2015 7:34:26 PM

Reviewer: Carol, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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I had 5 spinal compression fractures before Forteo was on market. Three doctors said a new drug is coming out that will be perfect for you. And Forteo was perfect for me. I took it for 2 years. I had no side effects. My Dexa showed improvement in my spine. No longer have osteoporosis in spine. Not as much improvement in my hips. 5 years later, my Dexa still shows improvement in my spine. Forteo i ... Show Full Comment

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